Yiddish With George and Laura

Author(s): Weiner Ellis


What do George and Laura Bush have in common with Dick and Jane? Well, both hail from prototypical WASP families. And, perhaps more to the point, both exhibit a natural resistance to moral complexity (i.e., reality). 

That's the premise of this hilarious new primer-style book in which George, Laura, and the entire Bush family communicate with uncharacteristic expressiveness, conveying shades of of feeling and nuances of meaning that plain old English can't deliver -- by peppering their conversatuon with Yiddishisms. 

See George's mother. 

Her name is Bar. 

She wears a lot of pearls and is a farbisseneh. 

"You are late, George," Bar says. 

"Of course I am late," George says. 

"I am the President of the United States. I am a big macher." 

Like all good primers, Yiddish with George and Laura tells a simple story -- and, in the end, important life lessons are imparted.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780316014465
  • : Little Brown US
  • : Little Brown US
  • : November 2008
  • : December 2008
  • : January 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Weiner Ellis